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The Microsoft High School Intern Program Do you want to work on cutting-edge technology that will make a real difference in people's lives all over the world? Do you want an inside look into high-tech professions that will inspire you as you make plans for college? Get a head start on building a good resume and GET PAID! This paid internship program is 8-10 weeks in the summer for local Puget Sound high school students. The program provides challenging and achievable projects that will encourage approximately 20 high school juniors and seniors to pursue their interests in the field of technology.

Builder Boot Camp, Microsoft Game, Resume, and Website Innovation Do you want to meet the innovators who work on Xbox One, Windows 8, and Bing? Do you want to meet students from all over the Puget Sound? Do you want to learn some basic technical skills that will help you find a fun summer job and get into college? This 3 day event will help you figure out what you want to do and provide the opportunity to learn about some of the many careers that are available in the technology field; a field with high salaries, flexible schedules, and opportunities to be creative and make a difference! Apply using the same directions and requirements used to apply for the High School Internship Program.


Requirements to Apply:

  • Be a high school junior or senior in the Puget Sound, Washington state area (at the time of application)
  • Have a demonstrated interest in technology
  • Know how to e-mail and use Microsoft Office Word
  • Have a basic grasp of HTML, Visual Basic, or other programming language (preferred)
  • Be 16 years old and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be available to work full time, 40 hours per week, for eight to ten consecutive weeks starting on June 22, 2015

All Puget Sound area high school students are welcome to apply. We especially encourage applications from minorities (African American, Native American, and Hispanic), young women, individuals with disabilities, and students from economically disadvantaged families.

How to Apply

Please submit your application by February 28, 2015. You can complete your application here.

In addition to your contact information you will be asked to sublmit:
  • A resume highlighting computer-related experience, past employment or volunteer work, community involvement, and awards
  • A copy of your most recent academic transcript
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or employer

Directions for submitting these document are found within the applicaiton from the link above.


What makes Microsoft a great place to work? We have amazing products used by billions of people and millions of businesses. We have an incredible diversity of products, from incumbent brands to challenger brands, in established markets and emerging markets. The opportunities at Microsoft are hard to match anywhere else.

Microsoft offers a unique and unparalleled internship experience for a class of 15-20 teens per year who become a part of the Microsoft team through the Microsoft Apprentice Program (MAP). MAP is a rigorous internship offering high school teen’s exposure to business and marketing fundamentals, and career exploration.

Teens are assigned to managers in a variety of Microsoft groups. Typical projects include use of Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint and involve data entry, event coordination, information retrieval, research, composing routine business communications and emails, participating in the creation and execution of marketing campaigns, and compiling routine reports and presentations. Many positions have a marketing focus, which involves work on social media campaigns and raising awareness about products and services.

In addition to the teens' role on their team they participate in ongoing group trainings and activities as part of the Program. Weekly apprentice trainings offer the opportunity to build skills and access resources to help the apprentices be more successful in their roles.

MAP begins in August of each year and runs through June. Teens who meet or exceed their performance objectives are invited to work for the summer session which allows for increased hours and project responsibilities.


The Microsoft Apprentice Program is designed to give high school students the opportunity to develop the skills, experiences, and networks that are critical to any professional career. In this job, you will perform a variety of projects that support Microsoft’s business and marketing activities in the U.S.

You’re perfect for this opportunity if you can:

  • Work every day after school
  • Interested in learning more about business and technology
  • Communicate clearly
  • Ready to be part of a team
  • Have good grades

We look for good grades because that shows you have good attendance, participate well in class, follow directions and do your work. All core values to any employer.

You must also meet YouthForce recruiting criteria ASSENT (Age, School achievement, Schedule, Experience, Need, and Transportation) and be available to participate in un-paid monthly YouthForce University workshops.


  • August 2014 to June 2015
  • Monday – Friday flexible 2-3 hour shift and Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm
  • Summer 2015 by invitation only

How to Apply

Microsoft hosts this internship program in partnership with YouthForce, the youth career development component of the Boys & Girls Club of King County.

To learn more about the program and get an insider's perspective on the application process, check out these upcoming MAP4YourFuture Events on

Application period is open from April 1 – July 1 each year.

Click here for a detailed job description and application

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